- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are running first and second in an early look at the 2016 GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire, according to a Suffolk University poll released Thursday.

Mr. Bush is the first choice for about 19 percent of likely GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Walker at 14 percent and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 7 percent.

Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who recently announced he was forming an exploratory committee as he ponders a White House bid, was at about 6 percent. No other potential candidate cracked 5 percent, though Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who officially announced his White House bid Monday, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were percentage points away.

The survey of 500 likely voters was taken from March 21-24 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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